A Winter of Discontent

Today, we celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. We don’t know for sure when he was born, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564, and today is the day widely acknowledged as his birthday. Yesterday was closing day at Aqueduct, a sodden, sloppy, chilly day far more redolent of winter than of spring. And the day before…

The Bard and the Jerome

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention… Think when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth… Prologue to Henry V, William Shakespeare We are just a few days away from the date accepted as Shakespeare’s birthday – April 23,…